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About Libman Education

Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.
IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

IPPS FY20: Follow the Numbers!

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA; Senior Consultant; Revenue Cycle Solutions The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2020 was released on April 23, 2019 and required 1,824 pages to outline the upcoming changes. The proposed rule makes sweeping changes in the designations of diagnosis severity (CC/MCC), Medicare-Severity Diagnosis Related […]

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Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

Chargemaster: Three Questions You Should Be Asking

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA The chargemaster or charge description master (CDM) is an electronic tool or file that maintains all services, supplies, and medications to be charged during a patient visit. When this tool is combined with the facility’s Revenue and Usage Report, an analyst can determine what services are utilized. There […]

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HIM Professionals: Functional Mentoring Opportunities

HIM Professionals: Functional Mentoring Opportunities

by Darice Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA (Excerpted with permission: For The Record Vol. 31 No. 2 P. 30) HIM mentoring can cover a variety of functional areas. Each functional area within the HIM department requires specialized skills. For professionals to work at their utmost performance capacity—both in terms of productivity and quality measures—it takes someone […]

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Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

Talking CPT: Coding of Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

by Kim Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC KGG Coding and Reimbursement Consulting, LLC I’m working with two different cardiovascular group practices right now – and they both have an incorrect understanding of coding diagnostic caths with an intervention. One practice ALWAYS codes the diagnostic with the intervention, and the other practice NEVER does. […]

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Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

Clinical Documentation Improvement Case Study: HCTec & Saint Francis Health System

by Barry Matthews, Vice President, Health Information Management, HCTec Saint Francis Health System is a successful and growing integrated delivery network, serving as Tulsa’s largest private employer. In the transition to value-based care, Saint Francis, like many other organizations, was ready to overhaul its outpatient CDI program to improve quality, reduce denials, and ensure accurate […]

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Libman Education Partners with Cengage Learning to Provide Medical Coding Foundational Skills

Courses equip coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 15, 2019 – Libman Education has partnered with Cengage Learning to provide medical coders with the knowledge needed for a successful medical record coding career. The courses provide foundational knowledge in four key areas: anatomy and physiology, […]

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Announcing the Release of Long Term Acute Care Coding for 2019

Online, self-paced instruction on the complexity of LTAC coding BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 6, 2019 – Long Term Acute Care Coding, now fully updated for 2019, provides a clear and straightforward approach to ICD-10 coding of diagnoses and procedures for conditions commonly seen in the LTAC hospital setting. Authored by the coding professionals at Barry […]

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What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

What is the Mid-Revenue Cycle? How Do I Measure Success?

by Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA What is the mid-revenue cycle? The middle of the revenue cycle consists of four key components: clinical documentation, case management, charge processing including the charge description master, and coding. Clinical documentation is capturing the accurate picture of the patient’s presentation and care to the healthcare organization whether it […]

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Updated CDI Essential Skills Program now Available from Libman Education

A first step to a career in Clinical Documentation Improvement BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – February 6, 2019 – Libman Education has announced that CDI Essential Skills, an online certificate program where students learn foundational CDI education, has been fully updated for 2019. The program is developed by ACDIS, the premier provider of education for Clinical Documentation […]

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Libman Education Releases Comprehensive ICD-10-CM Guidelines Course

“Instruction in correct application of ICD-10-CM codes” BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – January 23, 2019 – Libman Education has released an online course on ICD-10-CM Guidelines, providing a comprehensive review and explanation of select guideline topics to improve understanding and accuracy in application. Titled ICD-10-CM: Selected Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, the course is authored by Barry […]

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Inpatient Rehab Facility Coding – Picking the Etiologic Diagnosis on the IRF-PAI

Inpatient Rehab Facility Coding – Picking the Etiologic Diagnosis on the IRF-PAI

by Nirmala Sivakumar, CCS, CDIP Inpatient rehab coding has always presented a challenge for HIM coders, even the ones that have many years of coding experience. Coding in an Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF) setting is not limited to choosing ICD-10-CM codes. It also involves selecting the appropriate impairment group code (IGC), pairing it with the […]

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